it is in the shelter of each other that the people live

ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine

photo credit: Trevor Brady

photo credit: Trevor Brady

The website of Pádraig Ó Tuama. Poet and theologian, Pádraig brings interests in language, violence and religion to his work. He travels widely, lecturing and leading retreats, and he publishes both poetry and prose (publications list here).

For details of public events see the events page.

In 2011, with Paul Doran, Pádraig co-founded the storytelling event Tenx9 where nine people have up to ten minutes each to tell a true story from their lives. From 2014-2019, Pádraig led the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation.

(‘In The Shelter’ is...) a treasure. More deserve to be stirred by its deep currents. Putting to work poetry and gospel, side by side with story and Celtic spirituality, Ó Tuama explores ideas of shelter along life’s journey, opening up gentle ways of living well in a troubled world. The reader can’t help but be drawn in, slip-sliding into the harbor of the author’s soulful words.
— Barbara Mahany, Chicago Tribune.
bíonn siúlach scéalach
— travellers have a tale to tell